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Aug 2, 2013 8:00pm EDT
foreign relations hearing that looks at way to improve security at u.s. embassy overseas. and governors from as cro the country meet in milwaukee for the official national governor association summer meeting. >>> today the state department issued world wide travel alert focused on regions in the middle east and north africa after the department received information that al qaeda could be planning attacks throughout the month of august. as precaution they announce they would be closing as many as 21 embassy and consulate in countries such as iran, egypt, libya, afghanistan, and yemen effected sunday. it remains in effect until the end of the month. a few weeks ago the was a tounge of hearing on capitol hill. the state department's head of diplomatic security was among the witnesses taking questions about measures congress and the state department could take in insuring safety of -- it's less than an hour and a half. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >>> the the hearing will come to order. today our real focus is ensuring a security of our missions abroad and the safety
Aug 26, 2013 8:30pm EDT
. that conflict has already brought so much terrible suffering. this is about the large-scale indiscriminate use of weapons that the civilized world long ago decided must never be used at all. conviction shared even by countries that agree on little else. there is a clear reason that the world has banned entirely the use of chemical weapons. there is a reason the international community has set a clear standard and why many countries have taken me just apps to eradicate these weapons. there was a reason why president obama has made it such a priority to stop the proliferation of these weapons and lock them down where they do exist. there is a reason why president obama has made clear to the outside regime that this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. and there is a reason why no matter what you believe about syria all peoples, though all nations who believe in the cause of our common humanity must stand up to assure that there is accountability in the use of chemical weapons so that it never happens again. >> the building of human rights would be one of the foundations on
Aug 7, 2013 8:00pm EDT
. king again until his holiday rolls around again next year. but i would like for us to pause tonight and think more deeply about the meaning of dr. king's life and his legacy and what it has to teach us about our nation's president. it seems particularly important for us to do that given that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. 50 years have passed. 50 years have passed since king's voice soared over the washington monuments declaring his dream, i have a dream. it is a dream deeply wounded in the american dream. and yesterday while i was watching president obama's inaugural address i heard echoes of king's speech. i have a dream. and when i turned off my television set, i spent a few minutes reflecting on the question. are all of us, all of us truly welcome to share in this dream, the same dream that dr. king dreamed? most americans i'm sure can recite portions of dr. kings i have a dream speech. it's an extraordinary and very familiar speech. i have are unaccustomed to hearing clips of his speech played over and over, recycled over and over on the radio
Aug 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
fact and fiction and legend and myth all into one person and it's one book so it's a great thing for us to be up to have her students and faculty see that original piece. our three-hour program with author and journalist amy goodman and the host and executive producer of the international radio program democracy now. she joined us earlier this year to discuss war politics and grassroots activism. "the new york times" best-selling author has written a will written five books. here is her interview now. >> host: amy goodman in your first book "the exception to the rulers" you right and we we are quoting the "washington post" here that amy goodman is the journalist as uninvited guests. >> guest: we are not supposed to be a party to any party. we are journalists. there is a reason why our profession journalism is the only one explicitly protected by the u.s. constitution. we are supposed to be the check and balance on power. >> host: in-app look also war and peace, life and death. that is the role of the media in a democratic society to provide a forum for this discourse to do anything less
Aug 1, 2013 8:00pm EDT
between for the staff here and the pages who are wrapping up their summer with us, at least a month with us, they'll be heading back to their home states across america. we had one of our pages, a page actually in the last group, from delaware, very proud of her and all the ones who have been here, maybe the best group we've ever had. even that guy from arkansas that you know whose mom used to sit here next to mark pryor and me. i want to thank the staff for their hard work for the course of this year. a good place i think instead of -- starting to act more like the senate of old and governing more from the center and democrats and republicans looking to find ways to work together often a wide range of issues. especially pleased with progress we made on federal student loan program and, again, trying to make sure the program is available at reasonable interest rate costs to make sure a lot of students, young and old, can if they need the help, sign up for student loans late this summer and this fall and be able to go back to school and complete their education. senator enzi used the
Aug 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
a chance to read it here eerie at it's an amazing book. so paul, will come and tell us how this project started and how it came about to. >> the project began 60 odd years ago when i was a little boy. no. [laughter] i always get confused over this question, where did it began because it's kind of nebulous but i say again with the six marines in 1996 who served on open nala with bill manchester and they were going to have a reunion in west palm beach, florida for surviving members of their section as they called it an bill couldn't come. mr. manchester was sick and the marines had their reunion anyway and i covered it and wrote a story called for a feature and one of the marines met max douglas and sends it to bill manchester who liked it and sent me a nice little note which was quite something for a rookie 46-year-old feature writer to get. a couple of years later the same marines went to middletown connecticut where mr. manchester lived. he had two strokes in 199098 and his wife of 50 years judy had died that summer, and five marines went up there to boost his morale. they invited me a
Aug 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
and later in gaithersburg, md., discussing her book about the u.s. just before world war ii. >> one of the most fun times i've ever had, 2006. it looked like democrats are going to take over the house. .. how bad is the sand he was saying, yes it's pretty bad. when you talk to caucuses on both sides and you get a glimpse of the inside players. now from the 15th annual harlem book fair a discussion of science and health. this is an hour and 15 minutes. >> so our first panel is titled mythologies of race, good science and health. before i introduce our moderator i also want to acknowledge rich who worked with me tirelessly in pulling these panelists together , discussing and coming up with the ideas of what are the conversations that we are going to present, what are the conversations that impact us as a community and we should discuss and see if we can find a way in or a way out. so again thank you so much, rich. our moderator for a first panel is earth's are sheldon krimsky. he is the author of genetic justice, dna databank in criminal investigations and civil liberties. he is a pro
Jul 31, 2013 8:00pm EDT
interests that are preventing us from taking the action that all americans need. this is the archetypal fight between the public good, between an important public security issue and a private special interest that is defending itself, that is defending its right to pollute, that is endistinguishing its ability to compromise our atmosphere, compromise our health, compromise our great oceans and waters. this should be an easy struggle. this should be an easy struggle. but it's not, and it will be a mark of shame on this generati generation, and it will a mark of shame on this buildin buildit i have goin' the choice between the clear information from the -- that given the choice between the clear frftion from the scientists shall the clear experience of what is happening in all of our states and the power of the special interests, we ignored the first and we yielded to that power of those special interests. mr. president, i yield the floor. mr. whitehouse: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from rhode island. mr. whitehouse: i ask that the senate proceed to the immediate con
Aug 29, 2013 8:00pm EDT
it and i hope that you can join us around the corner at 91919 street where we will try to continue to discussion in a more informal setting. have a great night. [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> very often what you see as the causes of the first lady becomes so entwined with her image that she keeps that cause and that image. the rest of her life. we could talk about roslyn and her commitment to mental health and we could talk about barbara bush and her commitment to litters the enter foundation. betty ford and her commitment to sobriety and addiction. >> 's former education secretary william bennett on whether the cost of college is worth the expense. he spoke about the state of higher education at an event hosted by the american enterprise institute. it's an hour and 15 minutes. >> we are going to begin. we are delighted you are all here and ladies and gentlemen good afternoon and welcome to our book event. built in it and david wilezol's new book, the "is college worth it?." here it is. if you ha
Aug 27, 2013 8:00pm EDT
bothered us since. they bothered us very much in the years to come. more important for the americans was how the war ended at home. number one, on the tail end of the war was the great flu epidemic of 1918-1919. which killed over 20 million people world side and quite a number of americans. that was a side car. number two, the american economy had ramped up to produce armaments for the war. most of those never got in the war. when we went into the war in april of 1917 we used mostly european weapons. for example, we started building airplanes. not a single american airplane got into the war, not a subject american tank got into the war. our hand grenades and ammunition and so forth we brought from the british. but we had at that point what by 1918 was the largest armaments industry in the world. almost immediately after the armistice and the end of the war, the government started canceling contracts. and when i say canceling, i mean just like this. without warning they pulled them, factories were left literally with production lines half full. thousands of workers let go without warn
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